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About 20 people protest Wheeling Street jail site
About 20 people carried signs and chanted slogans Tuesday in front of the Fairfield County Courthouse protesting the commissioners' plan to build a county jail at 334 W. Wheeling St. "I've never picketed in my life anywhere for anything," Kam Sigafoos said.
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6 hrs ago
The Miami Herald
Police say principal caught taking drugs to prison
A New York City elementary school principal has been arrested on charges of trying to smuggle drugs into a maximum-security upstate prison.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Vile FIRST picture of Daniel Morcombe killer Brett Peter Cowan...
How a year has fluttered by: Prince George's meeting with a butterfly captured in new pictures released to mark him turning one Tables turned on burglars as THEY call cops on homeowner when he pulls a gun on them after they break-in 'The President's very proud of his chili': Michelle Obama discusses the First Family's food - and insists she's the ... (more)
Sun Jul 20, 2014
El Chapo Guzman and "La Barbie" Organize 1,000 Inmate Hunger Strike
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, arrested in February, is in solitary confinement at Altiplano Maximum Security Prison .
Survey reveals widespread prisoner neglect across the country
A survey of Prisons across the country by the Auditor General has found widespread prisoner neglect with an average of 48 prisoners forced to share one toilet.
Prison guards attacked by inmate
TWO prison guards at the state's biggest maximum security jail were sent to hospital after being attacked by a prisoner.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Gangsters and real-life behind bars. All true. All scary.
An ordinary boy raised in a rough neighborhood becomes an infamous crime boss in Gangster , hitting DVD and VOD July 22 from Inception Media Group.
Pamela Smart interviewed by People Magazine
Pamela Smart called her relationship with the teen who fatally shot her husband a "horrible choice," in an interview with People Magazine.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Inmates strike averted at Port Philip Prison
UPDATE: A STRIKE by prisoners at the state's biggest maximum security jail ended tonight following crisis talks with jail bosses.
KOCO-TV Oklahoma City
Mom pushes for change in prison system after daughter's killer moved
An Oklahoma mom is fighting to get her daughter's killer back in a maximum security prison and change the way the Department of Corrections handles the most violent offenders.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
KOCO-TV Oklahoma City
Mother fights for her daughter's shooter to be in maximum security prison
CHIEF. SEVERAL FIREFIGHTERS MADE COMPLAINTS ABOUT HIM EARLIER THIS MONTH. THE CITY MANAGER SAID THE CHIEF WAS PUT ON LEAVE AFTER NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE ALLEGATIONS .
Prison guards protest conditions, demand structural reform
Prison guards have decided to stage a series of protests over their working conditions and the creation of maximum-security prisons.
Amnesty International USA
Entombed: Isolation in the US Federal Prison System
The USA stands virtually alone in the world in incarcerating thousands of prisoners in longterm or indefinite solitary confinement, defined by the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment as "the physical and social isolation of individuals who are confined to their cells for 22 to 24 hours a ... (more)
Justice Dept. unit did not warn of flawed evidence
Federal authorities harshly criticized a Justice Department unit for failing to notify states that convictions, including some 64 cases involving defendants already on death row, could be at risk Justice Dept.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Gov't to introduce non-custodian sentences
The Ministry of the Interior is working to introduce non-custodian sentences to cut down the number of prisoners in the country's prisons, Mr Kwesi Ahwoi, Sector Minister, said on Monday.
Inside wife murderer Gerard Baden-Clay's life in prison
Dead cop-killer hailed a hero with memorial BIGGER than shrine for officer he shot: Disgusting 'thug life' tributes to murderer as his widow says she wishes more cops died in her husband's ambush First wave of deportations begins amid immigration crisis: Plane-loads of children and single mothers are returned to Central America from overwhelmed New ... (more)
Sat Jul 12, 2014
The Indianapolis Star
Mom share fun with kids at Indiana Women's PrisonMom share fun with...
Indiana Women's Prison inmates, staff and volunteers spent a year planning the annual event at the maximum-security facility that houses about 631 women on North Girls School Road on Indianapolis' Far Westside.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Edward Snowshoe spent 162 days in segregation before suicide
Edward Snowshoe from Fort McPherson, N.W.T., committed suicide at Edmonton Institution, a maximum-security federal prison, after spending 162 days in segregation.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
KMVT Twin Falls
Boise Prison Inmate Dies In Prison
Maximum security death row inmae Michael Allen Jauhola passed away Wednesday July 9. Jauhola had been on death row at the Idaho Maximum Security Institution since 2001 when he was sentenced for the 1998 murder of a fellow inmate.
David 'Joey' Pedersen case: Multnomah County jail commanders fined $1,000 for opening mail
Two high-ranking jail officers at the maximum-security Multnomah County Detention Center were fined $1,000 each for opening the legal mail of David "Joey" Pedersen last year.